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Joker: How a Monster is Created

October 14, 2019

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  Senior Lorenzo Gomez spent his summer doing what he loves–consuming out-of-the box music and film and analyzing its greater impact on culture and society. This year, he will be sharing his insight on both commercial and obscure content in his new column, Through Lorenzo’s Lens. First up, is his take on Joker.   By Lorenzo […]

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Middle school and High School Scholars Opinions on Electives

October 8, 2019

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By: Alize Cloe-Puepke A  variety of scholars who attend The Ask Academy have mixed emotions on the elective choices that are available. Some middle school and high school scholars feel like the electives at ASK are either too limited, while some believe they are appropriate for the kind of school that ASK is. “I love […]

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Dwindling Scholar Population at ASK Causes Concern Among Student Body

October 3, 2019

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By Kylie Gutierrez-Jones Being a smaller school, ASK tends to have a very tight-knit family-like community and it upsets scholars when classmates leave the Academy, especially in large numbers. At the beginning of this year, many scholars from the upper-grade levels left as a result of having to attend academic probation, having low grades and […]

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Camping Trip 2019

October 2, 2019

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By Olli Martens-Oritz   Last month, scholars came back from the ASK Academy’s 8th annual freshman and sophomore camping trip, organized by project manager Krista Pink. Pink leads this camping trip, because of it being the most important time for new scholars, old scholars, new managers, and old, to learn more about each other and […]

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New 6th Grade Building Supports ASK Culture and Eases Transition

October 1, 2019

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By Olivia Shadle Every good school starts with a strong foundation; it spreads and becomes a culture and an attitude. Nothing is stronger than the foundation built by the scholars. For The ASK Academy, it starts with the 6th grade. One of the goals at The ASK Academy is to help make the transition from […]

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ASK Hosts Model UN ‘Mini-Mock’ Last Saturday

September 26, 2019

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By Andrew Erickson For the first time ever, Mini-Mock, an annual debate organized by Model United Nations, was held at The ASK Academy last Saturday. Model United Nations, known also as Model UN, is a club where scholars from different schools  represent a real country and debate over current international affairs against other teams. Model […]

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First ASK Academy Homecoming; A Royal Night

December 10, 2018

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Photos by Charlie Erickson and Skylar Morales  

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8th Grade Art Class Takes Part In Inktober

November 8, 2018

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By Skylar Morales Bonnie Smith’s 8th-grade art class took part in the global art movement, Inktober. Inktober was created by the comic short-story creator, Jay Parker. Every day for the whole month of October, artists and creators draw something using ink, then post it with the hashtag #Inktober preceding the year (#Inktober2018). For every day […]

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The Truthful Thirty

November 8, 2018

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By Vincent Toepper The Catalyst rolled out a new monthly column called The Truthful Thirty, which asks various staff members or students 30 questions. This month, we interviewed General Manager Daniel Busse. Best thing about New Mexico? The natural beauty. Personal favorite: The Jemez Mountains and Valley What can’t you live without? Family and friends, but […]

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November Manager of the Month ‘Looks for the Humor’ in all situations

November 7, 2018

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By Konosuke Nakata November’s Manager of the Month, Bonnie Smith, teaches photography, art, and computers classes at The ASK academy. When she was in middle school, she said she was a model student. Check out her interview with The Catalyst. Why do you think scholars voted for you? Well, I am very lucky because I […]

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